If you’re off to university this year, we all know that the process of applying is a long and arduous process, with many important decisions to make along the way.

This is why we've put together an online toolkit for all prospective UCAS applicants to help them with their journey to higher education, and ensuring they have the best chance possible of securing a place at their chosen institutions.

The toolkit is broken down into clear sections, so you can easily jump to the appropriate resources required, whatever stage of the application process you are currently going through.

We hope you find the content on these pages useful, and wish everyone all the best with their UCAS application!

Choosing A Degree

Choosing A Degree Guide – Studential.com
Choosing A Degree: Why it's like going on a diet - Studential.com
Choosing A Degree & University – Studential Guide at Amazon.co.uk
What to study – UCAS.com
How do you actually pick a degree subject? – WhatUni.com
Help! I don’t know what course to choose? – Which.co.uk
Choosing a course – The Complete University Guide

Choosing A University

Choosing a university – Studential.com
Choosing the right university – The Complete University Guide
Mature students: Choosing a university
Choosing a university – QS Top Universities
How to choose the right university – WhatUni
Choosing a university – Push University Guide
How to choose the right university for you – Telegraph.co.uk
Choosing a Cambridge college - Studential.com
Choosing a university in the USA - Studential.com

The Russell Group

Russell Group Universities – Studential.com
The Russell Group University Rankings – The Complete University Guide
The Russell Group – Which? University
University League Tables – Studential.com
UK University League Tables and Rankings 2020 – The Complete University Guide
University League Tables 2020 – The Guardian
QS World University Rankings by Subject – QS Top Universities
European University Rankings – Telegraph.co.uk
University Open Days – Studential.com
University Open Days and Events – UCAS.com

Applying to Oxbridge

Should I apply to Oxbridge? – Studential.com
The Oxbridge Application Process - Studential.com
How To Write An Oxbridge Personal Statement - Studential.com
Oxbridge Personal Statement Editing Services - Studential.com
Oxbridge Interviews - Studential.com
Applying to Oxford and Cambridge – Complete University Guide
Applying to Oxford – ox.ac.uk
Postgraduate Study At Oxbridge - Studential.com

Filling Out the UCAS Application Form


UCAS Application Process
UCAS Track
UCAS Tariff Guide
International UCAS Students Guide
UCAS Deadlines
UCAS Reference
UCAS for Parents
Disabled UCAS Applicants Guide
Mature UCAS Applicants Guide
Making Firm & Insurance Choices

Other resources

Filling in your UCAS application – UCAS.com
Apply and Track – UCAS.com
Applying to university and UCAS deadlines – The Complete University Guide
International and EU Students – UCAS.com
International Undergraduate Student Guide – UCAS.com
Applying to a British University – The Complete University Guide
Undergraduate University Application Deadline & Dates – UCAS.com
How to get a reference – UCAS.com
Parents and Guardians Guide – UCAS.com
Parent Guide 2019 – UCAS.com
Students with Disabilities – UCAS.com
Mature Students – UCAS.com
Mature Students Guide – UCAS.com

Personal Statement Writing

Personal Statement Writing Guide – Studential.com
Personal Statement Examples – Studential.com
Personal Statement FAQs - Studential.com
Analysis Of A Personal Statement Example - Studential.com
Personal Statement Editing Services - Studential.com
Personal Statement Length Checker - Studential.com
Personal Statement Template - Studential.com
Personal Statement Timeline - Studential.com
Personal Statement Writing Tips - Studential.com
Personal Statement Writing: Advice From A Teacher - Studential.com
10 Personal Statement Don'ts - Studential.com
Writing Your Personal Statement: Why You Should Do It Yourself - Studential.com
8 Things To Avoid In Your UCAS Personal Statement - Sudential.com
Writing a personal statement – UCAS.com
10 things to put in your personal statement – Which? University
How to write a personal statement for a UK university – British Council
10 Tips for Writing a Personal Statement for University Applications – TopUniversities.com
Writing your personal statement – University of Oxford

Exam Results & Clearing

Guide to A Level Results Day – Studential.com
Guide to AS Level Results Day – Studential.com
Clearing Guide – Studential.com
Better A Levels Than Expected? Here's What To Do Next - Studential.com
No offers? Use Clearing – UCAS.com
UCAS Clearing: Which? University Survival Guide
Clearing – Complete University Guide

Admissions Tests

UK University Admissions Tests – Studential.com
Admissions Testing Service
Admissions Tests – UCAS.com
Admission Assessments – University of Cambridge
Admissions Testing – University of Oxford

Money & Finance

Student Bank Accounts – Studential.com
Student Banking – Money Saving Expert
Student Finance – Gov.uk
Student Finance England
Student Finance – The Guardian Money
Student Finance Wales
Tuition fees and student loans – UCAS.com
Student Finance – Telegraph.co.uk
Student Budgeting Tips – UCAS.com
Student Budget Calculator – UCAS.com
10 Things To Remember To Budget For – Which? Money


Student Accommodation Guide – Studential.com
International Student UK Accommodation Guide - Studential.com
Student Pad (Accommodation Search Engine)
Student Halls Search Engine – MyStudentHalls.com
Housing Advice – National Union of Students
Student Housing Guide
Students in university accommodation – Citizens Advice
Private Halls in London – StudentAccommodation.com

Freshers’ Week

Guide to Freshers’ Week - Studential.com
Freshers' Week Tips - Studential.com
University Checklist - Studential.com
36 Mistakes Every Fresher Will Make – SaveTheStudent
Top Tips for Freshers’ Week – The Complete University Guide
What is Freshers’ Week? – EducationUK
Freshers’ Week Survival Guide – Drinkaware.co.uk
What to expect in your first university term – Which?

Other Studential resources

UCAS Adjustment Guide
UCAS Extra Guide
UCAS Tariff Guide

We hope you find these online resources useful, but if there are any websites missing from this list that you feel would prove beneficial to prospective university applicants, please post your suggestions below.

We also wish all UCAS candidates the very best of luck with their application, and every success for the future!

As usual, all comments and feedback on my post are most welcome.